Stephen Curry, Warriors too much for ailing Knicks

Stephen Curry posted a double-double in the first half and finished with 31 points and 11 rebounds Thursday night for the visiting Golden State Warriors, who never trailed in a 110-99 win over the New York Knicks.

Curry had nine points in a game-opening 14-0 run for the Warriors, who have won five of their last six and went 11-3 this month. The superstar shooting guard collected 17 points and 10 rebounds in the first half.

Jonathan Kuminga scored 25 points while Klay Thompson (16 points) and Chris Paul (11 points) each got into double figures off the bench for Golden State, which has won seven straight road games.

Josh Hart (14 points, 18 rebounds) had a double-double for the Knicks, who finished 4-8 during an injury-plagued month. OG Anunoby (right elbow surgery) Julius Randle (right shoulder) and Mitchell Robinson (ankle surgery) are all out indefinitely.

Jalen Brunson, who missed Tuesday’s 115-92 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans with a neck injury, scored 27 points while Donte DiVincenzo had 16 points. Reserves Miles McBride (14) and Jericho Sims (10) also scored in double figures.

The Warriors raced out to their 14-0 lead as the Knicks missed their first nine shots and turned the ball over twice before DiVincenzo ended the drought with 6:34 left. Golden State led by as many as 17 before ending the half with a 55-46 lead.

The Warriors opened a pair of 17-point leads in the third before New York mounted a 13-2 run and cut the deficit to 73-67 on Brunson’s 3-pointer with 2:39 remaining.

Golden State built a 14-5 run spanning the final two quarters and took an 87-72 lead on Paul’s jumper with 10:40 left. The Knicks scored the next nine points to begin a 13-2 spurt and got within 89-85 on a pair of free throws by Sims with 6:35 left.

But New York missed its next four shots, a span in which Golden State scored five points. The Knicks got no closer than seven over the final four minutes, a span in which Curry drained his final two 3-pointers.